'Be My Slave' photo shoot shocks
Fashion designer denies a racist angle to the shoot, but others disagree.
Fashion designer Aamna Aqeel’s “Be My Slave” photo shoot is getting a lot of heat for accusations of racism.
The images, published in Pakistan fashion magazine Diva, show a dark-skinned child gratifying a model dressed in Aqeel’s clothing, holding her umbrella and performing other various acts of labor.
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“The images are repulsive with racist and colonialist overtones. The fact that the slave in the advertisements is a child makes the images that much more inexcusable,” writes the Express Tribune. “The use of a dark-skinned child in a shoot entitled ‘Be My Slave’ certainly reeks of racism, however much the designer may deny it. And if anything, the shoot seems to condone child labor.”
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But the designer herself is denying any association with racism whatsoever. She says contrary to what everyone is saying, the shoot was actually designed to spark a debate on child labor.
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Perpetuation of white supremacy is the major theme here, exploitation of woman and children hence and then secondary is the racism alive and well in 2013
It's troubling on a number of levels.
Susan S ONeil
I guess it feels good for unrealist to say things like "... made by children who are paid next to nothing. So in effect, when we buy this clothing, we are condoning and perpetuating the conditions of slavery under which these children toil." While you "activists pretend to care because you 'raise awarness' and/or other things that have nothing to do with action such as "create Hope" some of those kids would wish you dead if you ever had your way and ended 'Child Workers". Why? For taking away their family's means to survive! Every where Mr. and Ms. Big Idea Feelgoods is aloud to stick their dirty little hands and create "change" things get worse. So they repeat cycle. Would it be racist if you guys weren't so deeply racists? No. Most see a picture of A fashion B>>* and some other culture fashion kid. He isn't wearing rags! Hair is nice and he looks strong. Feels sorry for the fashion bimbo in the picture who has no job and will remain a bimbo long after he gives her purse back. I predict This will be removed for not going Baaaa
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